Date: 17th August 2019 at 10:44am
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 will look to enact a transfer policy of “quality over quantity” going forward, according to Chronicle journalist

The made five signings in the last 16 days of the this summer, but it is understood that the club will not look to bring in a host of new faces at a time anymore.

Writing in a piece for the local outlet, Kelly said: “Moving forward, Newcastle’s transfer policy is focused on quality rather than quantity, with players aged 25 and under who have experience of playing in multiple leagues preferred, but the deal proves exceptions will be made with older players.”


Quality over quantity is all well and good as long as the players you have are of a high enough quality in the first place. There’s no point in bringing in one or two marquee signings a season if the core of your squad is rotten. At the moment, it’s hard to tell whether Newcastle’s is or not. On paper, at least, you would probably argue that they look a little bit better than they did last year. and Ayoze Perez left, of course, but in and , it looks as if the have go two worthy replacements. The other worry with this pledge is that it is basically a free pass for Mike Ashley to spend even less than he does now. By claiming that he is focussed on quality over quantity, the businessman is essentially saying that he’s buying less players, and given that quality is a subjective term, that is a concern.